My Set at Uncle Calvin’s

Here’s video of my set at Uncle Calvin’s last night. There are a few problems. The lighting is weird….I look ghostly. And my pickup went dead, so we had to switch to a mic, which threw me off a bit. But, overall, it gives you a sense of the night. So great to open for […]

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You Are Enough

Back from a several-day trip to Fayetteville, to move The Divine Miss M back to school. We are beat. It was a great summer, but she’s back in Fay, and moved in to the house where she’s renting a room for the year. It’s in a quiet neighborhood, pretty near campus. But, it was a […]

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Things I’m Glad My Dad Never Saw

I’ve been thinking about my Dad a lot recently. I’ve been thinking about things my Father never thought he’d see. A part of it has to do with my new commute. Turns out, there are several roads I can use to commute here to Grand Prairie. One of the path takes me down 190 (George […]

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“Faith > Fear,” My Final Sermon at Northaven

Text/Video of my final sermon at Northaven UMC, Dallas. 
June 24, 2018
 Mark 4: 37-40
 “Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. But Jesus was in the rear of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They woke him up and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re […]

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Thom Elliott

What a rich, emotional day. Did and “down and back” trip to Georgetown today, for the memorial service of Thom Elliott. 
As I wrote a few weeks ago when Thom died, he was my supervising pastor for my Perkins Internship, and one of *the* most formative ministers in my life. And, in a deeply personal […]

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Burning Myrhh

Northaven Friends, I’m burning incense this morning, as I write, journal, and pray here at home. I’m burning Myrrh. Went down the street to Kalachangi’s, here in Old East Dallas, to get some last night. I wanted to burn it today, because of something my therapist reminded me of in our weekly time earlier this […]

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For Everything, There Is a Season

“For everything, there is a season…” And so it is, friends, I’m announcing today that I will be leaving Northaven UMC as Senior Pastor, and that our Bishop has reappointed me as Pastor of The Woods UMC in Grand Prarie, Texas. This will be effective July 1st. I’m sure that this news will hit some […]

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Like 1968

On this 50-year anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King #mlk50 , I am struck by how similar *this* day is to that day long ago. As I write these words, teachers from all across the state of Oklahoma are striking. They are out in the streets, marching with signs. They are seeking basic human […]

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Go Higher

I’ve said before, I think hawks are my spirit animal. I’ve had several semi-mystical encounter with them here town. On two of my birthdays (i.e., literally on the day…) I’ve had an upclose encounter with two separate hawks, in ways that felt like a message to me. The message was something like…take courage…have strength…fear not…. […]

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The Talk With My Dad

A year ago this week, we moved back into the log house. In the midst of many challenging things in life, this has been a great joy for us all. Here and there, throughout the year, I’ve posted “This Week in Home Improvement” posts here on FB. This is probably the last one. Over the […]

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